Mac Eochadha

Rev Patrick Woulfe

Mac EOCHADHA—IVM'Eoghoe, M'Keoghoe, MacKeogh, MacKeough, MacKeo, MacKough, Keoghoe, Keogh, Keough, &c.; 'son of Eochaidh' (a very common Irish personal name in ancient times); the name (1) of a Leinster family, of the same stock as the O'Byrnes, at one time famous as poets; (2) of a Co. Roscommon family, a branch of the O'Kellys of Ui Maine, who were chiefs of Moyfinn, in the barony of Athlone; (3) of a Tipperary family who were anciently chiefs of Owney, but dispossessed many centuries ago by the O'Mulryans; and (4) of a Roscommon family who were anciently chiefs of Moylurg, now the barony of Boyle, until dispossessed by the MacDermotts. See Mac Eochaidh, Mag Eochaidh and Mac Eachadha, which are variants.

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